Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork

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Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork
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Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Poles (pair) Features.

Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Poles.
The Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Poles are perfect for any type of outdoor enthusiasts. Constructed from 100% carbon fiber with aluminum upper, the Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Poles provide the stability and reliability you need on the trail. It features the Dual FlickLock Pro adjustability for secure and hassle-free adjustments. The Dual FlickLock Pro makes it easy for you to make stable adjustments on the trail. Perfect for trekking, mountain hiking, and backpacking, this pole comes with ergonomically angled grips and a 360-degree padded webbing strap for enhanced stability. It even features an interchangeable carbide Tech Tips for multi-surface versatility. Low profile trekking baskets and powder baskets are also included to prevent pole tips from getting caught in rock crevices. So, whether you re planning to hike up an alpine mountain or go on a backpacking trip to the Italian countryside, don t forget to bring these with you.
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Key Features.


  • Carbon fiber construction on the middle and lower shaft with an aluminum top shaft provides a low weight of just over a pound per pair


  • For a solid grip, handles feature natural cork and dual-density rubber tops; cork molds to fit your hands over time and absorbs sweat


  • Strap is fully padded for improved comfort and support
  • Padded, adjustable wrist straps lend security and support


  • Natural cork grip top is comfortable and secure, and it wicks away moisture for a slip-free hold

Weather and Wind:

  • Includes low-profile trekking baskets and powder baskets so you can tailor your poles to both trail and snow activities


  • Simply flick the lock open, set the length and flick the lock closed—a quick, tight and easily accomplished task, even with gloved hands
  • Collapsed length of 30 inches makes for easy packing
  • Dual Flick-Lock Pro adjustability lets you quickly and easily tweak pole length and securely lock it in place

Traction and Grip:

  • EVA mini-grip extension allows you to quickly choke-up on the pole on steep sections of trail
  • Non-slip foam grip extension for secure choke-ups
  • Sturdy carbide pole tips aid traction and can be exchanged with rubber tips (sold separately); trekking and powder baskets (included) let you use poles year around
  • Grips feature a 15° corrective angle that keeps your wrists in a neutral position for comfort and performance; it also helps prevent repetitive-motion injury and fatigue
  • Natural cork grips with dual-density tops and 360° Nubuck straps ensure total comfort; 15° corrective angle provides optimal grip position


  • Built with 100% carbon fiber mid- and lower-shafts and an aluminum upper shaft for lightweight durability


  • Interchangeable carbide Tech Tip and low-profile Trekking Basket
  • Carbide Tech Tips provide durable, secure performance with added bite on hard or slippery surfaces; can be easily switched out for rubber Tech Tips (sold separately)
  • 3-section poles provide patented FlickLock adjustability with ''zero-slip'' security
  • Interchangeable carbide Tech Tip performs on a variety of terrain
  • Sold in pairs
  • Double FlickLock Pro external locking mechanisms

The Alpine Ergo Cork is Black Diamond's most premium 4-season mountain trekking pole, with lightweight carbon-fiber and aluminum shafts, moisture-wicking natural cork grip with an ergonomic 15-degree corrective angle and secure FlickLock Pro adjustments.

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Black Diamond is all about climbing and skiing. The company traces its roots back to 1957, when pioneering rock climber Yvon Chouinard started making pitons on a backyard anvil. In 1989, Chouinard Equipment Ltd. became Black Diamond Equipment, and these days the company offers a vast array of equipment for all kinds of mountain activities.

Here at, we sell more Black Diamond items than any other brand. From avalanche gear to Z-Poles, Black Diamond has the right tools for your adventure. 

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Trekking Poles - Pair.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Trekking Poles - Pair.

River Sports Outfitters
A versatile alpine trekker with ergonomically angled grips, the Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork trekking pole also features a natural cork grip for multi-day comfort. Dual FlickLock Pro offer secure and complete adjustability, while interchangeable carbide Tech Tips are easily swapped mid-hike for our rubber Tech Tips (sold separately) in case you encounter a slick-rock trail surface.
Versatility and comfort are key when you're wandering off the beaten path. Get the best of both with the Alpine Ergo Cork trekking poles from Black Diamond®.
100% carbon fiber mid and lower shaft, with aluminum upper.
Premium moisture-wicking, natural cork grip with dual-density top and 360° padded webbing strap with 15° corrective angle for optimal grip position.
Non-slip foam mini-grip extension for secure choke-ups.
Features FlickLock® Pro adjustability so you can customize the length up to 20 cm. on the go.
Three section, speed cone deployment uses coated inner cord and conical shaft ends for quick and rigid alignment in seconds.
Includes carbide Tech Tips, low-profile trekking baskets and powder baskets.

For top-notch performance that doesn't skimp on comfort, grab the Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Trekking Pole. The handles are tweaked 15 degrees to provide an ergonomically correct grip position, which ultimately reduces fatigue and discomfort over long distances. The natural cork grip wicks away moisture for a slip-free hold, and the fully padded strap won't cut into your wrist.

Backcountry Edge

Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork trekking poles employ lightweight construction, sturdy, easy-to-adjust external locks and ergonomic cork grips. This combination of features delivers top-of-the-mountain performance at an affordable price.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Ergonomic comfort meets alpine versatility in the Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Trekking Poles, great for multi-day trips on varied terrain.

Country of Origin: Imported

Trek through steep trails with complete confidence when you're sporting Black Diamond hiking poles. Built from a 100% carbon-fiber mid and lower shaft with aluminum uppers. Natural cork grips are ergonomically angled for optimum grip position. Nonslip foam grip extensions for secure choke-ups. Includes interchangeable carbide Tech Tips, low-profile trekking baskets and powder baskets.
Size: 39.3" - 51.2".
Weight: 19.9 oz./pair.


The Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork trekking poles help keep you going at any altitude with goatlike sure-footedness and ease of use.


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Adjustment Method:Flick-lock
Camera mount:No
Collapsed Length:30" / 75 cm
Grip Type:Ergonomic
Grip material:Cork
Item Weight:20 oz/pair
Locking mechanism:External lever lock
Max. Length:51 in. (130 cm)
Maximum Length:51" (130 cm)
Maximum length (cm):130 centimeters
Maximum length (in.):51 inches
Min. Length:39 in. (100 cm)
Minimum Length:39" (100 cm)
Minimum length (cm):100 centimeters
Minimum length (in.):39 inches
Number Of Sections:3
Pole Material:Aluminum/Carbon
Recommended Use:Lightweight Mountaineering, Backpacking and Hiking
Shaft material:Carbon fiber mid and lower/aluminum upper
Shock absorbing:No
Usable Length:39 x 51" / 100 x 130 cm
Warranty:1 Year
Weight:1 lb. 4 oz. (565 g)
Weight per pair:1 lb. 3.9 oz.
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Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Reviews:


Keith Bontrager said, "Light, Strong, or Cheap, you can only pick two." With these poles you're paying the price for a durable adjustable pole with roughly twice the weight of the BD Ultra Trekking poles that weigh in at 9.3 oz. If you're also using the poles for your shelter so you need the adjustability, these are among the best poles out there for the purpose. If you're a complete weight weenie and have a shelter that one-size of a fixed length pole will work and don't mind sacrificing durability, look at the lighter options.
Overall, the grips on these are great. They absorb sweat, stay comfortable, and contour nicely to the hand in several positions. I wish the straps were more easily removable, but I know most people like straps on their poles (I consider them a bit unnecessary if I'm not using them for skiing).
The baskets are interchangeable and it comes with snow baskets, too.
The most common complaint I've heard about these is how easy the flip lock opens when you don't want it to. For one, it's adjustable with either a philips head or blade screwdriver (dual slotted), so you can tighten them up to increase the resistance. You can also turn the lower flip lock away from you, which helps a lot, since that's the one that's more vulnerable in my experience. Third, a 1" strip of electrical tape and you'll never have the problem again. Personally, I prefer the flip lock over my old twist locks since the poles are less likely to freeze at the joints.
Overall, I'd give them a solid 4.5 stars, but since I'm the first to rate them, I'll round up.

mar2596868 at on 05/15/2013

The best I've tried

Love how you can adjust for walking across the grade on the fly.
Dan the traveler at REI on 08/08/2013